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SparkFun will be closed May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. Orders placed after 2pm on Friday the 22nd will ship out on Tuesday. Thanks!

A brief overview of the numerous internet-enabled devices I've used to monitor my aquaponic systems.

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Exploring a simple von Neumann architecture computer

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The Internet of Things is a notion of a new age of internet connected devices. It stands to be a great time in technological advancement. You, as our customer, are in a position to get into it from the beginning.

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Interested in hacking Hexbugs? Check out this in-depth interview jam-packed with tips and advice from Bob Martin! Bob is the Senior Applications Manager, Central Applications Group of Atmel Inc.

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An update on your friendly neighborhood Open Source Hardware Association.

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The release of Arduino 1.6 has really improved my Arduino-programming life thanks to custom platform support, command line utilities and line numbers!

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Thoughts and ramblings about numbers, plus an interesting discovery.

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Nearly a year ago I made a terrible mistake. I bought a jet engine.

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Radio Shack is finally declaring bankruptcy, but for many of us, it died a long, long time ago

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In this week's Enginursday, Joel shows off his aquatic turtle habitat, complete with an above-tank basking area, automated lighting, and an aquaponic feeding system.

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The word "hacker" is often abused in the DIY community. In this post we talk about traditional grey-hat hacking in relation to hardware and DIY electronics.

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My experience at CES 2015 and my thoughts on attending.

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Gathering ideas from developers and hackers, and sharing a few of our own!

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Examining the inner workings of an electric chord organ.

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Sewing- not just for clothes anymore! (Or ever, really.)

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Examining one of the categories that occupies significant space on my workbench: wire strippers.

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As the new Orion capsule takes flight, NASA is working to better understand what we did almost 40 years ago with the moon landings. Why have we not ventured beyond the Van Allen belt?

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I share my designs for my new electronics workbench and go over some of the design decisions for it. I also cover what makes triangles more stable than squares.

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Learn how data.sparkfun.com can help you not just collect data, but also use that data to make hypothesizes, see trends, and make adjustments to a variety of systems.

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